Bakersfield is an oasis of luxuries.
The city was once agricultural, but abandoned crops for oil processing. With the first money its shabby appearance changed to a skyline of world-class restaurants, expensive shops and the multi-million-dollar Crystal Palace.
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Bakersfield offers a balance between active and lazy pursuits. More than 20 miles of fun-filled pathway along the Kern River is packed with opportunities for biking, hiking and rollerblading. Actually, the Kern River is the best guide in the city. Starting from the California Living Museum you can follow the flow through local flora and fauna and finish at the educational institution of Cal State Bakersfield.
Other attractions include;
- Bakersfield Speedway, the oldest motor racetrack in California
- The Five and Dime, a 19th century market to buy some antiques
- The Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center offers some fun for the kids
- The Rabobank Arena, a location for sporting events, concerts and other shows
- The Fox Theater hosts performances from 1930
In 1858 the city of Bakersfield derived its name from the early settler Colonel Thomas Baker. It took the town two years to boast the amenities of big city like a telegraph office, shops, boarding houses and hospitals. As soon as the city was incorporated in 1873, capital credentials moved from Havilah to Bakersfield.
Today Bakersfield lies in the heart of the world's economy - San Joaquin Valley and plays a vital role in its development. The city is regarded as the valley's largest town and the nation's biggest oil producer. Bakersfield became an oil-fueled city thanks to its riverside setting near the Kern River oil field stretching from Oildale to western part of Taft.
Despite the cutting edge technologies in the city, it still remains an oasis of friendliness, especially to newcomers. Bakersfield is attractive city to relocate for its high quality of life and cheap property that makes it a city well provided for a home ownership.
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